About me

Lena Dahlberg is Professor in Social Work at School of Health and Welfare at Dalarna University. Since 2012, she has been affiliated to the Aging Research Center and a member of the Social Gerontology Group. She is leading the Forte-funded Research programme on Ageing, Loneliness, and Mental health – understanding the connections and enabling change (REALM). 

Previously, Lena has been based at Stockholm Gerontology Research Center (1994-1995), Dalarna Research Institute (1995-2004, 2009-2012) and Sheffield Hallam University in the UK (2004-2009). She was awarded a PhD in Political Science from Stockholm University in 2004.

Research description

Lena’s primary research interests include loneliness, social exclusion and informal care, with a focus on older adults.